NASA Confirms Earth Will Experience 15 Days Of Complete Darkness In November 2015
15 days of total darkness between November 15 and 29 await the Earth, according to NASA.
Astronomers from NASA have confirmed that the world will be in complete darkness from Sunday, November 15 to Monday, November 30. The darkness will occur from 3:00 AM on the 15th and will end at 4:45 PM on the 30th. The cause is an astronomical event between Venus and Jupiter. Charles Bolden, head of NASA appointed by the president of the USA, Barack Obama, has issued a massive 1000 page document explaining the event.
On October 26th, Venus and Jupiter will be engaged in close parallelism being separated by only one degree! Venus will pass to the southwest of Jupiter, and will shine ten times brighter that it. The massive light will cause a reaction on Jupiter as it will heat up its gases. This reaction will release a massive amount of hydrogen in space, which will make contact with the Sun at about 2:50 AM. It will affect the Sun and cause a huge explosion on its surface which will increase the Sun’s temperature by 9000 degrees Kelvin. Then, the sun will dim to a blueish shade, and it will take 14 days for the Sun to return to its natural color.
While it cools down, the light from the Sun is going to be weaker. The light takes seven to eight and a half minutes to hit the Earth depending on its rotation, so we won’t know that the event happened until 2:58 AM, November 15th.
Bolden attended a conference with the resident to discuss the blackout event. According to him, we won’t experience any major changes except for a slight (5-6 c) increase in temperature. The polar cap will, however, be affected. The event is compared to what Alaskan people experience during the winter. The only real effect we will have is that everyone gets a true Black Friday, joked Bolden.
However, fifteen days of total darkness is a long way to go, and one can only wonder what will happen in that time!